Nike has changed the launch date to January 26th. The shoe will still be sold on its SNKRS app. Check out the final product here.
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In mid-December rapper and Nike ambassador Kendrick Lamar posted on Instagram a red and white Nike Cortez sneaker customized with a lace detauk reading “don’t trip” plus Chinese characters along the shoe’s upper that translate to the word “damn,” a reference to the name of his widely praised album, which dropped in April 2017.
Subsequently, Nike confirmed it will drop a shoe with Lamar though it will be different than the one teased by Lamar. From what we can see, the shoe will feature a white leather upper and the word DAMN on the shoe’s tongue.
While quantities haven’t been confirmed, the silhouette will drop on Sunday January 28th at 7:30 PM EST, in sync with the Grammy Awards. The event is meaningful for Lamar because his album DAMN is nominated for seven awards, including album of the year.
Priced at $100, the shoes will be sold exclusively on Nike’s SNKRS app.
Nike Cortez Kenny 1
Color: white/black/gym Red
Style code: AV8255-106
Launch date: January 28, 2017 at 7:30 EST PM
Retail: Nike SNKRS